NATO ascension of Sweden and Finland makes Europe safer and deals a blow to Putin’s imperial ambitions
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Evelyn Farkas, executive director of the McCain Institute at Arizona State University (ASU) today released the following statement in support of Finland and Sweden joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO):
“The ascension of Sweden and Finland to full NATO membership is a win for democracy and a blow to Putin’s imperial ambitions. This is a historic development for transatlantic security that will make millions in Europe safer from the threat of Vladimir Putin’s aggression.
“Senator John McCain was right when he said that the best way to prevent Russian misbehavior is by having a credible, strong military and a strong NATO alliance. Today, that is truer than ever as the world continues to witness the horror of Putin’s aggression in Ukraine.”
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